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  1. Bullet R1: I roasted 20 batches in a row, here's what to expect

    Bullet R1: I roasted 20 batches in a row, here's what to expect

    The reason we tout the Bullet R1 as a potential shop roaster is because it can manage 2 lb roast batches with relative ease and roasts while cooling coffee simultaneously, making it an ideal candidate for roasting back-to-back.

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  2. Chocolate, Coffee, Bitterness  (Part 1)

    Chocolate, Coffee, Bitterness (Part 1)

    What are the types of chocolate found in coffee aroma and flavor? Why is chocolate the go-to descriptor for bitter-sweet coffee flavor?

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  3. Live Stream June 18

    Live Stream June 18

    Join us for another great online question and answer session

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  4. Live Stream Re-run - Roast Levels

    Live Stream Re-run - Roast Levels

    Did you miss our Roast Levels live stream on April 23rd 2020? We recorded it so you can catch up, watch again or just review.

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  5. A Closer Look: The Quest M6

    A Closer Look: The Quest M6

    Ready to upgrade to a commercial-grade roaster with a higher capacity? The Quest M6 just might be the roaster for you!

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  6. Live Stream April 15th

    Live Stream April 15th

    Got questions? We got answers.

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  7. Guatemala: Buying Overview + Roasting Fundamentals Review

    Guatemala: Buying Overview + Roasting Fundamentals Review

    An overview of our buying in this ever important coffee origin with links to roasting fundamentals.

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  8. Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Julio

    Sweet Maria's Staff Picks: Featuring Julio

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  9. Video: Air Roasts - Closeup on Roast Levels

    Video: Air Roasts - Closeup on Roast Levels

    Lighting and other factors can help you look at air roasted coffee

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  10. Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    An amazing dry process Ethiopia now available as both regular and decaf.

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  11. Behmor  Roaster: Video Primer on Cleaning and Maintenance

    Behmor Roaster: Video Primer on Cleaning and Maintenance

    Clean your roaster. Clean your roaster. Clean your roaster.

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  12. Video: Light Roastin' With Your Behmor

    Video: Light Roastin' With Your Behmor

    Grab the controls and roast a light batch with your 1600

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Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

It's becoming more common to hear of our customers growing out of their home roasting machines and starting their own businesses. It seems like there's a lot of opportunity out there with coffee drinkers being open to new business models and so many people learning how to roast great coffee at home.

 

We are always excited to learn that Sweet Maria's was the springboard for a new coffee careers so this article in the LA Times about Greg Thomas and Trystero Coffee caught our attention. Greg started off roasting coffee from Sweet Maria's and now runs his roastery and small cafe' in Atwater Village.  The article mentions that he still purchases his coffee from us but in larger amounts from our wholesale company, Coffee Shrub.